Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, starting with the landing of the first slave ships on colonial shores. How did over 300 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws come to an end in the civil rights movement of the 1960s? What was achieved, and what are the problems still facing us today? [Publisher’s description.]
ISBN: 9780375804144 | Published by Random House for Young Readers.